Knit Pullover with Small Roses
200 (200) 225g of grey-white yarn (54% polyacryl, 18% polyester, 14% alpaca wool, 14% wool; 275m/50g);
Knitting needles 4 and 5;
Circular knitting needles 4,5.
Size: S (M) L.
Rib: the quantity of sts is multiple 4 + 2 selvage sts.
RS rows: selvage st, * 1 purl, 2 knit sts, 1 purl*; repeat from * to *, 1 selvage st;
WS rows: due to the pattern.
Circle rows: the quantity of sts is multiple 4. * 2 knit sts, 2 purls*; repeat from * to *.
Roses pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 4 + 1 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme. Both RS and WS rows are stated on the scheme. Start with 1 selvage st, pattern repeat, finish with st after pattern repeat and 1 selvage st. Repeat 1st-4th rows.
Stitches control: 19 sts x 18 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 106 (114) 122 sts and make 7 cm of rib for lower placket, increase 1 st in the last WS row = 107 (115) 123 sts. Continue work due to the roses pattern with knitting needles 5. In 53,5 cm = 96 rows from the lower placket, bind off the central 49 sts and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 1 x 2 sts in the next 2nd row from inwards. In 56,5 cm = 102 rows from lower placket, bind off the rest 27 (31) 35 sts for each shoulder.
Make in the same way, as back, but with V-shape neck-hole in 26,5 cm = 48 rows from lower placket, bind off the central st and finish both sides separately. For chamfer, bind off 26 x 1 st in every 2nd row from inwards.
Cast on 34 (38) 42 sts for each sleeve with knitting needles 4 and make 12 cm of rib for placket, increase 33 (37) 41 sts in the last WS row, for this, double every st, except 1 st = 67 (75) 83 sts. Continue work with roses pattern with knitting needles 5. At the same time, increase 5 x 1 st in every 6th row from placket from both sides for chamfers and then 9 x 1 st in every 4th row due to the pattern = 95 (103) 111 sts. In 39 cm = 70 rows from placket, bind off all the sts.
Make shoulder seams. For trim, cast on 139 sts along neck-hole with circular knitting needles and work with rib in circle rows, divide the sts in the center of front neck-hole in order to make 1 knit st in the center and 2 purls from both sides of this st. For better shaping, make the central 3 sts together of front neck-hole in every circle row in the following way: central st with the previous st as knit2tog, 1 knit st, draw it through the slipped sts. Bind off all the sts due to the pattern along 10 cm width of trim. Sew up the sleeves, make side and sleeve seams.